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Public Comments – Upcoming

A vital element in ICANN's processes is the opportunity for public comment on each substantial piece of work before it is considered for approval. In order to keep the community informed about future public comments, this page provides summary data for topics that are being considered with links to relevant documents that can provide fuller descriptions and background information where applicable. The topics and dates presented are offered as informed predictions of when certain forums are expected to be initiated, but should not be relied on as specific date announcements.

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Proposed Title/Issue Estimated Timeframe
Name Collision Study and Recommendations February 2014
Competition, Consumer Trust & Consumer Choice Metrics March 2014
IDN LGR Procedure MSR and WLE March 2014
Initial Report of the IRTP Part D PDP Working Group Q1 2014
FY15 Security, Stability & Resiliency Framework March-April 2014
Preliminary Issue Report for IGO-INGO Access to the UDRP & URS Curative Rights Protection Mechanisms Q1-Q2 2014
ICANN Meeting: 23-27 March 2014, Singapore, Singapore
FY15 Budget and Operating Plan April 2014
UDRP Locking Implementation May 2014
FY15 Community Travel Support Guidelines May-June 2014
Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part C Implementation June 2014
Revisions to the GNSO Council Operating Procedures Q2 2014
ICANN Meeting: 22-26 June 2014, London, England
Thick Whois Implementation October 2014
IDN Variant TLD Handling Processes Q3 2014
Initial Report for GNSO Data & Metrics for Policy Making Working Group Q3 2014
Initial Report of non-PDP Working Group to Develop a Framework of Operating Principles for Cross Community Working Groups Q3 2014
Final Report of the IRTP Part D PDP Working Group Q3-Q4 2014
ICANN Meeting #51: 12-16 October, Los Angeles, California, USA
Arabic Script Label Generation Rules December 2014
Initial Report Policy & Implementation Non-PDP Working Group Q4 2014
Initial Report Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information PDP Working Group Q4 2014-Q1 2015
Initial Report Proxy & Privacy Services Accreditation Issues PDP Working Group Q4 2014-Q1 2015
Integrated LGR Q1 2015
ICANN Meeting #52: 8-12 February 2015, (TBD)

 

Public Comments – Upcoming

Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework
Originating Organization: GDD Est'd Timeframe: February 2014
Description: The Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework will describe the measures to be applied to mitigate the name collision risks in new gTLDs beyond the temporary measures already implemented.
Staff Contact: Francisco Arias Email: francisco.arias@icann.org

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Competition, Consumer Trust & Consumer Choice Metrics
Originating Organization: Implementation Assistance Group (IAG-CCT) Est'd Timeframe: March 2014
Description: The ICANN Board requested advice from ICANN supporting organizations and advisory committees regarding definitions, measures and targets for competition, consumer trust and consumer choice to help inform the review of the New gTLD Program anticipated in Article 9.3 of the Affirmation of Commitments. An Implementation Assistance Group (IAG-CCT) has been formed to focus on evaluating the proposed metrics for data gathering, and will publish a draft set of recommendations for public comment.
Staff Contact: Karen Lentz Email: karen.lentz@icann.org

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IDN LGR Procedure MSR and WLE
Originating Organization: IDN Team – DNS Industry Engagement Est'd Timeframe: March 2014
Description: As part of implementing the Label Generation Rules procedure, ICANN will publish the work completing the Integration Panel as part of their startup tasks. This includes the Maximal Startup Repertoire and Whole Label Evaluation rules.
Staff Contact: Naela Sarras Email: naela.sarras@icann.org

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Initial Report of the IRTP Part D PDP Working Group
Originating Organization: GNSO Est'd Timeframe: Q1 2014
Description: Initial Report of the IRTP Part D PDP Working Group
Staff Contact: Lars Hoffmann Email: Policy-staff@icann.org

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FY15 Security, Stability & Resiliency Framework
Originating Organization: ICANN Security Team Est'd Timeframe: March-April 2014
Description: The FY15 Security, Stability & Resiliency Framework is the annual update of ICANN's SSR activities, priorities and initiatives. As with previous frameworks, the FY15 update is expected to consist of a Part A highlighting the foundation for ICANN's role in SSR and the Internet ecosystem, a Part B detailing the priorities and initiatives in FY15, and a section providing a status update on ICANN's FY14 activities.
Staff Contact: Patrick Jones Email: patrick.jones@icann.org

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Preliminary Issue Report for IGO-INGO Access to the UDRP & URS Curative Rights Protection Mechanisms
Originating Organization: GNSO Est'd Timeframe: Q1-Q2 2014
Description: Preliminary Issue Report pursuant to GNSO Council Request as a preceding step towards a possible PDP on IGO-INGO Access to UDRP & URS Curative Rights Protection Mechanisms.
Staff Contact: Mary Wong Email: Policy-staff@icann.org

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FY15 Budget and Operating Plan
Originating Organization: ICANN Board/Staff Est'd Timeframe: April 2014
Description: Request for community comments on Draft FY15 budget document and operating plan.
Staff Contact: Taryn Presley Email: taryn.presley@icann.org

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UDRP Locking Implementation
Originating Organization: Registrar Services Team Est'd Timeframe: May 2014
Description: The Board adopted 28 September 2013 the recommendation of the Locking of a Domain Name Subject to UDRP Proceedings PDP Final Report. Implementation of this report will require changes to UDRP Rules.
Staff Contact: Caitlin Tubergen Email: Caitlin.tubergen@icann.org

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FY15 Community Travel Support Guidelines
Originating Organization: Community Travel Support Guidelines Est'd Timeframe: May-June 2014
Description: In past years, in advance of the new fiscal year budget, community members were invited to review and comment on or ask questions about the community travel support process and guidelines. This year staff is hoping to improve the process by separating consideration of the mechanics of staff community travel process logistics from the budgeting of specific travel support. This proceeding will focus on the logistics.
Staff Contact: Joseph de Jesus Email: constituency-travel@icann.org

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Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part C Implementation
Originating Organization: Registrar Services Team Est'd Timeframe: June 2014
Description:

ICANN staff, aided by the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part C Implementation Review Team, are developing a plan to implement consensus recommendations approved by the GNSO Council and the ICANN Board on a subset of issues involving transfers of domains between registrars or at the same registrar.

IRTP Part C implementation will involve the creation of a new policy for registrants to challenge the unauthorized transfer of a domain name (GNSO Policy Recommendation 1) and will amend the existing policy to limit the life of forms of authorizations for domain transfers to 60 days (GNSO Policy Recommendation 2).

Staff Contact: Caitlin Tubergen Email: Caitlin.tubergen@icann.org

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Revisions to the GNSO Council Operating Procedures
Originating Organization: GNSO Est'd Timeframe: Q2 2014
Description: Revisions to the GNSO Council Operating Procedures
Staff Contact: Julie Hedlund Email: Policy-staff@icann.org

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Thick Whois Implementation
Originating Organization: Registrar Services Team Est'd Timeframe: October 2014
Description: The GNSO Council approved and the Board has adopted a GNSO PDP working group report calling for the adoption of thick Whois in all gTLD registries. Implementation of this recommendation will require the creation of updated requirements for registries and, to a lesser extent, registrars.
Staff Contact: Amy Bivins Email: Amy.bivins@icann.org

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IDN Variant TLD Handling Processes
Originating Organization: IDN Team – DNS Industry Engagement Est'd Timeframe: Q3 2014
Description: In addition to creating the Label Generation Rules to validate an IDN label and identify corresponding variants, ICANN will develop a process for handling the delegation and management of IDN variant TLDs, should the LGR deem there are allocatable variants. This process will be published for public comment to solicit community input.
Staff Contact: Naela Sarras Email: naela.sarras@icann.org

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Initial Report for GNSO Data & Metrics for Policy Making Working Group
Originating Organization: GNSO Est'd Timeframe: Q3 2014
Description: Non-PDP Initial Report for Data & Metrics for Policy Making (DMPM)
Staff Contact: Marika Konings Email: Policy-staff@icann.org

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Initial Report of non-PDP Working Group to Develop a Framework of Operating Principles for Cross Community Working Groups
Originating Organization: GNSO & ccNSO Est'd Timeframe: Q3 2014
Description: Non-PDP Initial Report for Proposed Final Framework of Cross Community Working Group Operating Principles
Staff Contact: Mary Wong Email: Policy-staff@icann.org

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Final Report of the IRTP Part D PDP Working Group
Originating Organization: GNSO Est'd Timeframe: Q3-Q4 2014
Description: Final Report of the IRTP Part D PDP Working Group
Staff Contact: Lars Hoffmann Email: Policy-staff@icann.org

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Arabic Script Label Generation Rules
Originating Organization: IDN Team – DNS Industry Engagement Est'd Timeframe: December 2014
Description: The Arabic Script Generation Panel anticipates the completion of the Arabic Script Label Generation by December 2014. Per the Label Generation Rules procedure, the output of a script community generation panels will be published for public comment.
Staff Contact: Naela Sarras Email: naela.sarras@icann.org

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Initial Report Policy & Implementation Non-PDP Working Group
Originating Organization: GNSO Est'd Timeframe: Q4 2014
Description: Initial Report of the Policy & Implementation Non-PDP Working Group
Staff Contact: Marika Konings Email: Policy-staff@icann.org

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Initial Report Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information PDP Working Group
Originating Organization: GNSO Est'd Timeframe: Q4 2014-Q1 2015
Description: Initial Report Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information PDP Working Group
Staff Contact: Julie Hedlund Email: Policy-staff@icann.org

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Initial Report Proxy & Privacy Services Accreditation Issues PDP Working Group
Originating Organization: GNSO Est'd Timeframe: Q4 2014-Q1 2015
Description: Initial Report of the Proxy & Privacy Services Accreditation Issues PDP Working Group
Staff Contact: Mary Wong Email: Policy-staff@icann.org

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Integrated LGR
Originating Organization: IDN Team – DNS Industry Engagement Est'd Timeframe: 1Q 2015
Description: Per the Label Generation Rules procedure, ICANN will publish the Integration Panel's work to integrate the output of the script community generation panels will be published for public comment.
Staff Contact: Naela Sarras Email: naela.sarras@icann.org

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